Bachelor’s Buttons were discovered in the tomb of King Tutankhamen who died in 1340 B.C. The blossoms were woven into a beautiful wreath that adorned the King’s tomb in hopes to aid in his afterlife. Bachelor’s Buttons are native to Europe and Asia. Today they are grown in flower gardens around the world.
Tall Blue Bachelor Button, Centaurea cyanus
Approx: 50 seeds
The bachelor button is a classic boutonniere flower, though it is not often used for that nowadays. More often than not, you’ll find this flower cut in arrangements during June to August when it blooms, adding a little touch of summer to any bouquet. The bachelor button is also used as a garnish on many foods, and can also be made into delicious tea.
Days to Germination: 7-10 days
Height: 30 inches
Spread: 10-12 inches
Bachelor buttons are not particularly fussy and will tolerate most growing conditions providing they receive plenty of sun. They will do well in average, well-drained soils and do not require large amounts of water. Tall plants tend to sprawl without some support and are easily flattened by wind.
Keep near: Shasta Daisy, Yarrow.
Attracts many beneficials.
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